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Slow Food’s urban garden field day:
Members planted crops with students of the East Side Garden Corps

Saturday, May 12, 2012. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

On September 15, students in the program sold produce from
planting day at the Mill City Market.

Slow Food members spent a morning in the fresh air helping teens of the Community Design Center’s East Side Garden Corps with planting and cultivating. Our team met some extraordinary young people as well as fellow volunteers from Les Dames d’Escoffier. Following our work at three urban gardens, we had a potluck lunch and talked about our commitment to food justice and environmental issues.

The Community Design Center has worked with St. Paul youth for decades. Their East Side Garden Corps engages kids from St. Paul’s East Side in sustainable urban agriculture in its seven organic vegetable, herb and flower gardens. The program teaches basic job skills, sustainable growing methods, and healthy lifestyle and food choices. It helps young people become involved in their community and to make connections to career opportunities. Learn more about the Community design center here >>

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